The always unpredictable, sometimes controversial, award-winning singer and performer Tonèx has stated that he will be retiring from the gospel music industry until further notice.
Tonèx broke the news on Sunday, Jan. 22 on his MySpace.com blog, where the artist cited much financial & emotional hardship brought on by the music industry and the Church as the reasons for his decision.
Tonèx is not leaving Gospel to go sing the dreaded R&B, the artist writes. Tonèx is retiring from an industry and religion that has completely stripped and cut and scarred his heart to the point he feels theres no repair.
He goes on to say, Im all about kingdom now. And in my pursuit of the real Jesus I leave your fictitious, vindictive country club and cancel my membership to the industry and denounce it. I dont fit in and I dont want to. Whatever my mission is for God I wanna do it with the right heart and the right spirit.
To read the artists full statement, go to www.myspace.com/tonex.